Harmless cannabis joke at the center of controversy after fans react to a comment on a talk Risk! episode. Presentation is often a topic strange disagreements It affects the older viewership, and it seems like it was invented out of nothing.
Risk! Host Mayim Bialik has already had an intense battle for fans to accept. For example, Bialik was confronted on social media earlier to Wearing the same outfit repeatedly on the programme.
Following the death of beloved host Alex Trebek in 2020, Bialik was chosen to host the game show and co-host another version of the show with series hero Ken Jennings. Jennings won 74 consecutive episodes of the show – the longest streak the show has ever seen. Nearly every show host has faced daunting struggles trying to fill Trebek’s shoes.
Current contestant Bonnie Kistler, a novelist, has chosen the “Ripped From The Headlines” category for $400 on the May 24 episode of Risk! Broadcast season 38 episode 182.
Contestants encountered the phrase “marijuana problems have been sent to this ‘committee’ made up generally of members of both houses of Parliament.”
Contestant Ryan Long, the current show’s champion, guessed “What is a bipartisan committee?” But he guessed incorrectly. Long is a Rideshare driver by trade and has won 12 episodes of the show in a row unbeaten.
Risk! The right question, said Bialik, the co-host, is “What is the Joint Commission?”
“Got it?” Bialik added. With laughter indicates the double meaning and elicits some cautious laughter from the crowd.
Even the slightest reference to “devil’s lettuce” is enough to provoke controversy among the show’s fans, who are usually much older. In 2011, NEWSWEEK This has been reported The average viewership of the show was 65 years old– After the show spent years updating. Before that, the average age of a viewer was 70!
It’s not the first time the joke about “joint committees” has surfaced. In 2015, President of the Massachusetts Senate Stanley Rosenberg introduced a legislative clause On the reform of cannabis indicated that it will be carried out in joint committees. Rosenberg said, “This is really funny. I didn’t try to be funny. They are called joint commissions.”
While the joke was well received by most viewers, some Twitter users didn’t – criticizing the show as well as Bialik, who wasn’t easily accepted anyway. One Twitter user wrote, “Oh, but no #Risk The book please think of the children watching, their tender ears that have just been exposed to the cannabis reference? Referring to her often cited The Simpsons episode.
Fans have already begged Bialik to be “child-friendly” regarding adult themes. One user replied, indicating how to do it Alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis. “Ignorant jokes like yours don’t help.”
The late former host Alex Trebek can crack a joke or two about cannabis, too.
When Marlon Stowe gave an interview to daily monsterTrebek once remembers wasting it by accidentally eating too many of it. We all know how that can happen.
“It was by chance! I didn’t know what they were,” Tribek He said. “I had just arrived in California and went to a friend’s house for dinner, and there were little brownies. I love brownies—I’m a chocolate addict—and didn’t realize they were hash browns. And…whoa. This threw me in a loop. I dropped about half a dozen” .
Fans of the show are encouraged to give Bialik a chance as the show’s new host, along with Jennings and any other new hosts.